GUARDIAN HOME DOGS
Our dogs are happiest in our home, or in the home of a loving family who dotes on them, and takes care of their needs. Here at Doodles & Doxies, we take great care in choosing the homes that will represent who we are and our core values for breeding healthy and happy family companions. You are a reflection of Doodles & Doxies, and without you, we couldn't do what we do!
A guardian contract needs communication and trust. We trust that you will work with us, be kind to our animals, and love them as we would.
Behavioral Facts about Guardian Dogs:
When being a guardian home, our males must remain unfixed and ready when our females go into heat. For our males, we look for homes where there are no other unfixed male or females. There is always the "risk" of some behavior associated with unfixed males, worth mentioning: humping, submissive peeing, marking, and whining if he senses a girl in heat in close proximity. We find that using a male belly band helps when in the house. And not all males do these behaviors, however it's hard to know as puppies if or when they develop.
When our girls go into heat and your male is needed, we will work out pickup/delivery within 1 week of him being needed. He will stay at our house for up to 2 weeks, giving our girls plenty of time without rushing. Once the girls have finished their window of accepting the male, we will return him to you, usually before 2 weeks. During that time we also take him to the vet to have his overall health checked and cleared. :)
For our females, we look for homes where there are no unfixed males or females. We do prefer having another fixed male or female in the home as he/she can help you be an "alert" when our female is coming into heat. Female heats are usually light, and easy to handle with doggy diapers. They last up to 3 weeks. For the safety of our girls going through their FIRST heat, we prefer they go through it with you, rather than at our place with males around. For any other heats, we will work out travel arrangements so that they are here with us, no mess for you!
Once a female is bred, she is returned to you for her 2 month pregnancy. Extra attention and care is needed throughout pregnancy, like food and a daily vitamin. Girls can be moody, similar to human moms to be! :)
We schedule a day (usually around Day 50 from breeding) where we will come get her or meet you, and she will have a week or 2 to settle back into our home. She'll have her puppies and stay with us for 7 weeks after birth. :) You're welcome to come visit on the weekends to play with her and her puppies! We will have her checked by our vet to make sure she is healthy and ready to go home, then work out getting her back to your loving home!
Breed: Miniature Dachshund
Hair: Longhair, silky
Weight: 9 lbs
Contract: 2 litters
Temperament: Coco prefers quiet homes, and LOVES the security of her crate. She is a true lap dog, but still dribbles in insecurity if you pick her up. She prefers to control how she comes to you! We use a ramp for her to get on our bed and she jumps on the couch with ease. She wants nothing more than to be by your side, at all times. Gets along well with other dogs of all sizes. children make her wary but she tolerates gentle attention from kids. Loud noises send her running to the comfort of her crate. :)
Breed: F1B Reverse Sheepadoodle (67% Sheepdog)
Color: Peppered Black and White
Hair: NO shed, silky, gentle curl
Weight: 55 lbs
Contract: 3 litters
Temperament: Goofy and sweet, quiet for the family, but guarddog through and through for the property! Willing to get dirty if you are or lounge around with you if you choose. Loves to be with her humans. She's a cuddler, but also a prefers the solitary dog life.
Breed: F1 Irishdoodle
Color: Mahogany Red
Hair type: Silky, soft curls, no shedding
Weight: 50 lbs
Contract: 3 litters
Temperament: Loves adventure, a little bit of a Houdini in getting out of our fenced Play area! ;) (Likes to jump it when she wants to be with us instead of dogs!) Great as a single dog home. Loves attention. Loves to cuddle. She will take some time to warm up to new environment, and we would welcome a trial basis to see if your home is a good fit!
Breed: F1 Pyredoodles
Color: Snowy White
Hair Type: wavy, mild shedding
Weight: 65lb Adult weight
Temperament: LOVES the outdoors, enjoys sprinklers and running through our field. Guardian home MUST have room for her to live her best life outside. We prefer that you have a physical fence. She does great indoors as well, but needs to be able to enjoy both indoor and outdoor space. Sweet spirited and slightly stubborn. Fiercely loyal.
Breed: 100% AKC Golden Retriever
Hair Type: Wavy, silky, will shed! ;)
Weight: 50 lbs
Temperament: A silly goofball! Knows basic crate training, and is on a potty training routine for our house. Crated when we are away. House trained, but we let them out on a schedule, so he doesn't "tell" us, we tell him. :) You could probably bell train him, because he loves to learn!